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about 365 hocomponents ofthe ho engineing department spends nearly 800 hours building, lighting, and an mating it. that's it for us at 5. see you at 6. captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: a holiday weekend blizzard. from the western mountains to the great lakes, heavy snow and strong winds could whip up treacherous travel conditions for millions. airlines are already making moves to help fliers. also tonight, a new twist in the thanksgiving mall shooting. did the police shoot and kill the wrong person? >> shut it down! >> ninan: he escaped the deadliest wildfire in california history. now he's sharing a harrowing story. >story. >> i think that we're very lucky to be alive today. >> ninan: rising gas prices in france fuel violent protests. small-business saturday, and big
business online as black friday shoppers break a record. and a towering achievement. how engineers got this world-famous leaning landmark to straighten up a bit. >> ninan: good evening. i'm reena ninan. a massive storm is sweeping across the central u.s. this weekend. it could cause big problems sunday, the busiest travel day of thanksgiving weekend. cars and trucks piled up today on a snow-covered interstate near firsco, colorado. heavy snow and strong winds are expected to kick up blizzard conditions from the rocky mountains to the great lakes. the major airlines are dropping fees for people changing flights in and out of the storm zone. jacob wycoff is tracking the dangerous weather at wbz-tv in boston. hi, jacob, what's the latest. >> reena we are tracking a couple of different systems that will be affecting the u.s. over the next couple of days, one affecting new england. we are expect something rain to move through tonight and into the middle of the day on sunday.
we're talking rain with this system, and heavy rain at that through the i-95 cordo, through boston, new york, also including hartford, anywhere from one to two-plus inches associated with this storm. now, one area dealing with white weather as opposed to wet weather is going to be the great plains and into the midwest. a blizzard warning in effect for that area. we're talking blowing snow, wind over 35 miles per hour, visibilities less than a quarter of a mile. and notice chicago under that winter storm warning. that is going to pose some issues for the airlines. so this system moving through the great plains into the midwest, pausing this at 6:00 in chicago, you're dealing with that snow. airlines will certainly have to take notice. and snow totals will belkin- inh throug also, major- i i-70,hnsy snow. now one area that has been dealing with rain over the past couple of days is california.
they have a reprieve from some of that rain. so search-and-rescue teams will be able to do some of that work without dealing with the rain. reena. >> ninan: thank you so much, jacob. well, there's a twist into the investigation of a dooting at a. it happened on thanksgiving night as shoppers were getting a jump on black friday deals. as kenneth craig reports, the police may have shot and killed the wrong person. >> no justice! >> no peace! >> no justice! no peace! >> reporter: activists marched outside the hoover alabama mall demanding justice where medicine 21-year-old emantic fitzgerald bradford jr. was killed at the hands of police. his death and the evolving narrative from investigators since have prompted more e eving pocerihase gller, following altercation during which an 18-year-old and 12-year-old were shot.
shoppers ran for their lives. during the response, a uniformed officer shot bradford to death. afterwards, a police spokesperson confidently told reporters bradford was the shooter behind the original incident and was brandishing a gun. >> he encountered an armed subject fleeing the scene of a shooting where he had just shot someone else. >> reporter: but by friday evening, that story changed when police released a new version of events, saying the initial media release was not totally accurate. and that "new evidence now suggests that while mr. bradford may have been involved in some aspect of the altercation, he likely did not fire the rounds that injured the 18-year-old victim." police now say they believe at least one gunman is still at large who may be the one tually responsible for the original shooting. bradford appears to having through army training, but the pentagon says he never served. on saturday, protesters demanded transparency. >> where is the body cam footage? why we ain't seen it yet?
they called him a suspect. what are they say now? >> reporter: the police officer who killed bradford is now on administrative leave. there are now two investigations into this shooting. the alabama law enforcement agency is taking the lead. there's also a separate internal investigation. reena. >> ninan: hope for the family they find some answers soon. >> reporter: absolutely. >> ninan: deathen, thank you. on this small-business saturday, there's a report that black friday generated record-breakings sales online. by one estimate holiday sales in the u.s. could for the first time top $1 trillion. small business and artesians saw steady sales saturday at this holiday bazaar in brooklyn, new york. >> you can use it as a perfume. >> i'm the owner of my business, so being here and meeting the customers, it gives it a great attachment to them. it's more of a bond. >> 40, 60... >> ninan: 67 million people
are expected to hit the shops on small-business saturday. that's according to the national retail federation. and when they get there, the average consumer will spend more than $1,000 per household this holiday season. that's up slightly from last year. black friday online sales set new records this year. consumers clicked and spent more than $6 billion on the internet, accord to adobe analytics. that number was up more than 23.5% over last year. but some things you can't get online. >> i love brooklyn. i live in brooklyn. >> ninan: this woman put in a custom order while face to face with the person who makes it. >> she is going to make an apron for me. it's so beautiful. number one, it's its brooklyn bridge. and number two, it's living la that is a wonderful combination of english and spairn. >> ninan: and while cyber monday deals are less than two days away, shop version already taken matters into their own
hands. more than $2 billion of those online black friday sales remain on smartphones. under a new proposal, thousands of migrants seeking a to stay in mexico while their cases are processed in u.s. courts. weijia jiang has more on this from the president's winter white house in florida. >> reporter: cbs news has learned mexico's incoming government has discussed plans with the trump administration to have mexico essentially serve as a waiting room for migrants seek asylum in the u.s. saturday night, president trump tweeted, "we will only allows those who come into our country legally. other than that, our very strong policy is catch and detain. no releasing into the u.s. "all will stay in mexico. if for any reason it becomes necessary, we will close our southern border." the president has long criticized current asylum rules that allow people seeking refuge to wait on american soil. according to the "washington
post," the proposed deal to prevent that is named "remain in mexico." but mexico's incoming administration says there is no agreement of any sort. just this week, the mayor of tijuana declared "we are in a humanitarian crisis," as some 5,000 migrants, part of a caravan, arrived to his city. >> they're going crazy to get them out. they want them out. because things are happening, bad, bad things are happening in tijuana. and, again, it's not in this country, because we've closed it up. >> reporter: mr. trump has authorized troops to use lethal force to control the crowd if it reaches the u.s. mexico's new president will be sworn in on december 1, and this mented under his leadership. the white house is not confirming or denying a deal is in the works, but said president trump has developed a strong relationship with the incoming administration. reena. >> ninan: weijia jiang
traveling with the president. thank you, weijia. the trump administration is pressing the supreme court to bypass a lower court and issue a ruling on its transgender military ban. the administration argues that the supreme court should step in before an appeals court decides because a case could determine who can serve in the armed forces. the transgender ban has been blocked by a number of lower courts. the death toll from the worst wildfire in california history has climbed to at least 84. it's expected to keep rising as firefighters search areas that were previously too dangerous to enter. hundreds are still unaccounted for. carter evans now with one survivor'survivor's terrifying . >> i thought, today's it. this is my last day. i mean, me and my friend sat down in the middle of the floor and prayed to god, "please, please, watch-- just help us get out of here." >> reporter: just out of the burn unit, bill blevins remembers the moment he realized he was trapped by the deadly camp fire. you must have felt so helpful. , was nwhere to go,
nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. >> reporter: he says there was no warning before he saw the flames at a friend's house. >> all four sides were surrounded, and we thought, well, maybe we had a chance to get through some of it. so we jumped in the car and tried to get out. and by the time we got halfway through, the car was already on fire. >> reporter: what were you thinking? >> what do we do? what-- what's next? run back to the house is the only thing we could think. if we catch that-- keep the house from catching fire we might have a chance of surviving. >> reporter: but the only way out was back through the flames. what was the heat like? >> oh, intense. the flames burned my face, my hands, just running down the road. >> reporter: back at the house, they fought raging fire with garden hoses. >> the back porch caught on fire and it was burning, and we were putting it out. and as we're putting it out, the front porch is catching on fire. and so we're trying to get back and forth. i called my wife and i told her, "look, babe, we're sphranded. we're stuck in the middle of this fire and we have no way
out, and i don't know if i'm ever going to see you again. i love you. i don't know if this is going to be my last day or not." then all of a sudden, it set in that, oh, my god, i am burned bad. my hands are like-- skins is melting off my hands. i have skin grafts on my hands. >> reporter: blevins was one of 12 critical burn victims treated here at u.c. davis. >> i think that we're very lucky to be alive today. i feel blessed because there are a lot of people that didn't make it out. they perished in their homes or they perished in their car trying to get out of there. >> reporter: you have kind of been in a cocoon here. what's it going to be like when you go back? >> that's what i'm afraid of. i don't know how many of my friends have died. i have no idea. >> reporter: bill blevins is hoping to latest hospital today. there are five other burn victims from the fire still here, one of them with burns to 50% of their body. reena. >> ninan: carter evans. carter, thank you so much. s rising gas prices fueled
violent clashes in paris today between the police and protesters wearing yellow vests. protesters threw rocks and set fires, triggering that explosion. police responded with tear gas and water cannons. at least 20 people were hurt, dozens arrested. demonstrations have been staged across france this month over rising gas taxes aimed at reducing pollution. coming up, it's a retail revolution, and the robots are here.
>> ninan: during this busy shopping season, you may notice that the retail experience is being revolutionized. stores are using technology to make it easier for shoppers to find, pay for, even pick up items that they're looking for. tony dokoupil checked it out. >> reporter: this walmart in rogers, arkansa, looks like the store you've been shopping at for years. well, almost.
america's largest retailer is hoping to stay on top, bringing a dose of online convenience to old-fashioned, off-line shopping. this holiday season, every aisle can be the checkout aisle. i would like reen "saturday t fever." >> i'm going to scan the bar code. >> reporter: that's it, no bag, i can go? >> you can go. >> reporter: if you're tired of getting lost in giant stores, well, walmart says it has a solution. type, say, "instant pot" into your walmart app, and the phone will guide you to it. >> there it is aisle h-20. let's go get it. >> reporter: if you'd remark not wait for your online order to come to you, you can come to it by using one of these pickup towers. walmart's mark ibbitson gave us a demo. >> it is as simple as scan the bar code, a little message saying, "retrieving want item." you can hear it clunking away in the background. not sure it should be cking. there you go. >> reporter: look at that!
>> and within seconds, there you go. there's your purchase. a thing of wonder. >> reporter: is there a little person in there? >> absolutely not. ♪ come on and dance with me >> reporter: of course, walmart isn't the only retailer selling convenience these days. thanks to curbside pickup, nordstrom and target customers don't have to leave the car. and home depot shop cers skip the line by picking up their order from in-store lockers. holiday sales are going to go up again? >> absolutely. >> reporter: "usa today" national business correspondent charisse jones. >> amazon revolutionized retail by making shopping so easy, so fast, so convenient. >> reporter: and for all the shoppers out there, we urge you not to splurge too much on a holiday dream item. according to jones b25% of people are still paying off debt from last year. tony dokoupil, rogers, arkansa. >> ninan: up next, how does a football field get ready for the big game? we o got a cut and blow dy.
>> ninan: school officials in baraboo, wisconsin, say a group of boys who appeared to make a nazi salute in a prom photo will not be punished. the photo went viral earlier this month, and was condemned worldwide. in a letter to parents, an administrator said that the boys' actions are protected by the first amendment and that it wasn't clear whether the gesture was intended as anti-semitic. the royal couple prince harry and meghan markle are moving from kensington palace in london to a cottage in the country. the nesting newlyweds are moving early next year into frogmore cottage, on the grounds of the royal windsor estate. harry and meghan are expecting their first baby next spring. before alabama and auburn faced
off between their game today the crimson tide called in air support. two helicopt to bryant-denny stadium to blow dry the grass field after heavy rains, taking meticulous lawn care to the highest level. still ahead, a new investigation into the mysterious daigh deathf radio legend casey caseem. is one of his family members to blame?
jeannie thompson, his second wife. >> we're gonna miss the bus! >> reporter: ...and the star of the hit tv show "cheers" grew up listening to him. casey also had three kids
from his first marriage, kerri, mike, and julie. but they would have a strained relationship with their new stepmom. after more than 30 years of marriage, casey was diagnosed with a debilitating parkinson's-like disease. it was then, his children say, jeannie cut off their access to him. jeannie says his children began a campaign of harassment. >> we have been stalked, tracked, bullied. >> reporter: the family feud escalated when kerri says jeannie put casey's health at risk by taking him out of a rehab facility. >> jean kasem pulled my dad out at 2:30 ins be and i.v..
>> reporter: in 2014, armed with a court order to hospitalize their dad, this bismar showdown occurred between kerry and jean. >> in the order of king david i
give this meat to you. >> what person in their right mind throws frozen meat at you, screaming biblical verses? >> reporter: in june 2014, casey kasem died. the family battle went nuclear. each side has sued, brahaming the other for casey's death. the case is scheduled for next year. a court may decide who gets casey's fortune. >> ninan: you can see peter van sant's full report "the mysterious death of casey kasem," tonight on "48 hours," right here, on cbs. when we return, a world-famous tower corrects its posture.
and it's actually straightening up. seth doane has the story. >> reporter: tourists have been using cameras and the power of perspective to push up tower, at least as an illusion. but engineers have been at work for about two decades to actually stop the famed tuscan bell tower from leaning. now it's stabilizing and straightening just a bit. the 186-foot leaning tower of pisa is tilting an inch and a half less than it was about two decades ago. with less earth on the opposite side from how it's leaning, roberto cela explained, the tower has reacted by straightening out. the marble bell torque a tribute to the one-time of thic o peased tilting soon afternstr bega i 1173. it was closed to the public in 1990. 11 yea len after an ambitious restoration
project to attach braces and weights to the structure while removing soil from one side to allow it to straighten. this civil engineering professor studying how the towfers able to withstand strong earthquakes explained the ground beneath. >> the walls are particularly thick. and so the whole structure is very stiff. and the third characteristic is the particularly soft ground, because of the place used to be a river, a river that doesn't exist anymore. >> reporter: in fact the word "pease" is eyewitnessient greek for marshy land. at this pace, it could still take thousands of years for to to completely straighten. so fear not, those poses and photo-ops should still be possible for many generations to come. seth doane, cbs news, rome. >> ninan: thank you so much, seth. and that's the cbs weekend news for this saturday.
for more news anytime, go to cbsn at cbsnews. com, or download the cbs news app. i'm reena ninan in new york. there's so many people being displace 9ed, whether they're in their homes or in their businesses. >> it is small business saturday. this thanksgiving weekend is no holiday. >> americans are expected to spend millions at mom and pop shops this weekend. katie nelson spoke with business owners in san francisco, who say it's not just about staying afloat. it's about preserving the very soul of the city. >> reporter: there are more than 50,000 small businesses in san francisco, and owners say, when people shop local, it's the it benefi. thmeyer is a all busine
anyears. d r op, >> it's a struggle, but it's the soul of every small business owner. >> reporter: she else is the work of 140 local artists, everything from paintings and photos to t shirts, and says her store, like many others, shapes the feel of the city. >> it creates a vibrant shopping district and living district, and that's what cities are all about. >> reporter: over in the dog patch, nate watson runs one of the only craft glass manufacturers in san francisco. he says shopping local is also about helping your neighbors. >> you're supporting the people that work and live here. a lot of the folks that work